Today was another library day. I tuck myself back in the Georgia room and dig into my family history. As I’m researching and writing I’m usually texting Mom with some questions or sharing some information.
It’s funny how history has become such a contentious topic these days. I completely disagree with people like DeSantis who is censoring what can be taught in Florida and while my sons attended school in Florida years ago, I would NOT want them educated there these days.
Mom is from North Carolina and her family has lived there for many years so it’s not surprising that my 3x great grandfather fought for the confederacy in the civil war.
Josiah’s father-in-law (my 4x great grandfather) also served and it appears they enlisted at the same time.
I have no way of knowing why they fought and I have no way of knowing what beliefs they held but I personally struggle with the south’s history of racism and how prevalent it remains throughout our country to this day.